The mill owners were very concerned about their workforce learning English and becoming citizens. Just after World War I the American Woolen Company in Lawrence, Massachusetts (and other locations) started a magazine for it’s workers called the American Woolen Company Employees’ Booster. It included a wealth of information about the employees and their families. The Lawrence Public Library is currently indexing the magazines particularly about information concerning employees. The company also provided information in this magazine of an informational nature particularly related to education and citizenship. The advertisement in this post was from a 1921 magazine.
Posted on July 15, 2011 by queencityma